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romney's reform. as he prepares to debate domestic issues with president obama, mitt romney says he would allow some young illegal immigrants to stay in the u.s. loose landings. two american airlines jets in three days are diverted after passenger seats come loose mid flight. and striking abilities. there's more than meets the eye about this inspiring star of an online video. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work
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permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the battleground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells the denver post he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's the first time he's expressed support for the act. here's what he said in los angeles recently. >> president obama created what he calls a stopgap measure. those are his words. for children who are brought here illegally through no fault of their own.
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instead of playing politics with these children, i will pursue permanent immigration reform. >> reporter: the president's executive order is a shortened version of the dream act. legislation that would grant citizenship to these same immigrants under certain conditions. mitt romney has opposed the bill in the past. >> pledging, "if i were elected and the congress were to pass the dream act, would i veto it? the answer is yes." >> reporter: most polls show president obama with a very comfortable lead among hispanic-american voters, and a new survey shows why that's important. this year, nearly 24 million hispanic americans will be eligible to vote. that far exceeds the 19 million who voted in 2008, and most of those votes went to president obama. but romney has certainly not given up trying to win over the hispanic vote. >> hispanics have been disproportionately hard. the national unemployment is
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still above 8% and has been for 40 straight months, hispanic unemployment is at 11%. >> reporter: the two men could have a chance to discuss immigration face to face during wednesday's debate. big day for ohio today. early voting begins there. 30% of the vote came in early in 2008, and today is exactly five weeks before election day. >> susan mcginness in washington this morning. thank you so much. a pennsylvania judge is expected to rule today on whether to uphold the state's new law requiring voters to show photo identification. the law was passed by the republican-controlled state legislature and vigorously opposed by democrats. at issue is whether the law will prevent any registered voter from casting a ballot. democrats claim it will make it harder for their traditional voters, young adults and minorities to vote. overseas. syria's foreign minister accused the u.s. and its allies of promoting terrorism and escalating the fighting in
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syria. speaking before the united nations general assembly yesterday, he criticized calls for president bashar al-assad to step down. one activist group says 40 people were killed yesterday. we're learning more about the taliban attack that killed three americans in afghanistan. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle struck just as a patrol of afghan police and nato troops got out of their vehicles at a market in eastern afghanistan yesterday. in all, 14 people died in the bombing. eight american airlines jets have been grounded so inspectors can check out potential problems with passenger seats and their cabins. two american flights in three days were forced to land prematurely because seats came loose in mid flight. the first incident happened saturday when a 757 from boston to miami had to make an emergency landing when a row of seats came loose from the floor. >> we've got an unusual one for you. during climb out, passenger seats row 12 b, e, and f came loose out of the floor.
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passengers are unable to sit in that seat. we're thinking about going to kennedy to get the floor seats reattached to the aircraft. over. >> okay, that sounds like a good idea to me. >> it happened again monday. again, an american 757, and again, the flight was bound for miami, this time from new york. the plane had to return to jfk. the federal aviation administration says both planes recently underwent maintenance work that required seats be removed and reinstalled. american said there could be a problem with the way the seats fit into tracks on the floor. >> this should not have happened. these seats are designed to withstand a great deal of force. and they are not supposed to come off their tracks. >> it's the latest problem for american, which has recently laid off maintenance workers as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. last week, the airline accused the pilots union of conducting an illegal slowdown that led to hundreds of flight delays and cancellations. industry analysts say if fliers
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don't feel safe on american flights, they could stark booking travel on other airlines. >> it's going to make me think twice about sending my daughter on american in a few weeks for thanksgiving. >> both the faa and american airlines say the loose seats are not related to the labor tensions. the two affected planes were worked on by separate maintenance crews at two different facilities. "cbs moneywatch." predictions are in, and a majority of americans are staring at big increase on their tax bill. ashley morrison with more. >> the tax center released a study showing that americans of all different incomes could be hit with a tax increase. if washington doesn't come up with bauj et deal by the end of the year. if existing tax cuts are allowed to automatically expire, the average tax increase would be $3500 a year, a middle income family make between $40,000 and $60,000 a year would see their
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tax bill rise by $2,000. overseas marks were mixed this morning. tokyo's nikkei shed a fraction on concerns of company earnings, while south korea's kospi grained a fraction. hong kong's hang seng is closed for a holiday. on wall street, the dow added 77 points while the nasdaq lost two points. jp morgan chase is being sued over dealings made by bear stearns, the investment bank it acquired in 2008. new york's attorney general filed the suit claiming bear stearns misled investors. the suit is the first to be filed under a group set up by the obama administration to investigate misconduct that caused the 2008 financial crisis. jp morgan says it will will contest the suit. and notes that the alleged actions took place before it bought bear stearns. american express is paying $112 million in refunds and fines to settle accusations it duped customers. federal regulators say the
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credit card company charged unlawful late fees and deceived card holders into paying off old debts or buying extra card services. they will refund about $85 million to about 250,000 customers. and the holiday shopping forecast isn't frightful, but it's also not so delightful. the national retail federation is expecting americans to spend a little more than 4% more than they did last year, but that is less of an increase than we've seen in the past two years, and the smallest growth we've seen since 2009. so don't expect to get much more this year. >> i was going to say as long as i get everything on my list from you, ashley, it will be okay. >> that's all that matters, right? ditto. >> ashley, thank you so much. coming up, caught on video. an elderly woman caught in her sinking car and the good samaritans who rushed to her rescue. this is the morning news. samaritans who came to the rescue. this is the morning news.
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phone camera. 84-year-old ursula nixon lost control of her car on friday, and some good samaritans braved the cold waters to pull her out. police say nixon sped through a stop sign, two fences and an oceanfront barrier before she ended up in the portland harbor. she's in fair condition. several of her rescuers were treated for hypothermia. a 10-year-old boy in philadelphia is in big trouble. see that white van crashing into those cars right there. police say on sunday he stole it and he's the one behind the wheel. surveillance camera shows him getting out and trying to run away, but someone stops him. police say the boy saw the keys on the rear door and went on a bief joyride. he wasn't just slapped on the wrist either. he's expected to be charged with auto theft. in hong kong, an investigation into a deadly ferry collision is under way. at least 36 people were killed. dozens injured. a boat filled with revelers slammed into the ferry. more than 100 people were rescued and sent to hospitals.
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one person is still missing. report say the ferry captain was afraid to stop, so he safely returned to port. in california, at least 20 passengers were injured when an amtrak train collided with a truck. it happened monday in california's central valley. the train derailed and was carrying about 169 passengers. the truck was destroyed. officials say the driver suffered only minor injuries before emergency services arrived, passengers helped get the injured off the train. >> we were there pulling people right off the train. the train was almost on its side. everything was very slippery. almost like standing on ice. it was very hard to maneuver. >> about ten miles away, a second accident about four hours later. a freight train hit a tractor-trailer. police say that driver was seriously injure up next, we'll have your tuesday morning weather. in sports, who says there's no crying in baseball? there is if you made the playoffs. we'll tell you who's popping the corks this morning. made the playoffs. we'll tell you who's popping the corks this morning. jack, you're a little boring.
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bears turned on the d against tony romo and the dallas cowboys. romo pressured all night throwing five interceptions, matching a career high set five years ago when he became a starter. jay cutler had a great game. in the fourth, he hit brandon marshall for a 31-yard touchdown strike. he threw for 219 yards. the bears destroy the boys 34-18. indianapolis colts coach chuck pagano has been hospitalized and is undergoing treatment for leukemia. the team says he will probably not return to the sidelines this year. pagano, who turns 52 years old today, is in his first season as indy's coach. on to baseball this morning, break out the champagne. the tigers' miguel cabrera had a monster game against the royals. he had four hits including a home we are just two games left. he could be the first player since karl yastrzemski in 1967 to win the triple crown in baseball, most homers, rbis and batting average. tigers beat the royals 6-3 to clinch the american league central title. coco crisp got the big hit in
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fifth against the rangers and that helped his team beat texas 4-3. oakland clinches a playoff spot for the first time in three years. if the a's sweep the rangers, they could win the crown in the american league west. in the national league, they are popping the champagne out in d.c. darren rough's triple off the wall in the second drove in two runs. that's all the phillies needed to beat the nationals. but because the braves lost, washington won the national league east for their first division title since moving from montreal in 2005. and no bubbly in l.a., but a lot of relief. in the bottom of the ninth, the go-ahead run keeping the dodgers' playoff hopes alive. they're still in the hunt with st. louis for the second national league wild card spot. when we come back, aiming high. the one-legged soccer kick making the rounds on the internet. we'll meet the inspiring young man behind the amazing goal. we'll meet the inspiring young man behind the amazing goal.
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a's clinch a spot! the game highlights and what's next r oakland's underdog team. plus: two trains collide wih two big rigs... within milef each other. some two dozen people are injured. when the tracks are expected to re-open. and down to the wire in den. how the presidential candids are cramming before tomorrow night's debate. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness ,, news this morning... beginng
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c., thunderstorms, 79 degrees. clouds in atlanta, 76. mostly cloudy skies in st. louis, 70 degrees. plenty of sun in denver, 80. cooler in seattle, 62. a 17-year-old high school boy from massachusetts is rising above his disability. when niko scored his first goal, he became an instant internet sensation. check this out. he has only one leg. this youtube video has already gotten more than one million hits. jim axelrod has more on this athlete's amazing story. >> reporter: it's not hard to pick out niko jogging with his varsity soccer teammates at concord carlisle high school outside boston. he is and always has been the kid with one leg.
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what is hard to do when watching niko is to believe what you're seeing. >> my disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. >> reporter: born without a right leg and right hip, niko was raised by parents whose only expectation for their son was that he not expect any special treatment. >> there's no you're not taking out the garbage, you're doing everything that every other kid in the family is doing. >> do you take out the garbage? >> oh yeah. i hate it, though. >> reporter: he was just 5 years old when he decided a traditional prosthetic leg was holding him back. >> you can go with the option of forearm crutches. they make you stick out heinously, but they also give you this opportunity to be as mobile and as free as i want to be. i can play soccer on my crutches. i can run. i can climb mount kilimanjaro.
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>>. >> reporter: that's right. he said mount kilimanjaro. at 13, niko became the first one-legged climber to reach the top of africa's highest mountain. he skis, dives, and loves volleyball. then there's wrestling. against two-legged opponents he finished third in the state in his weight class. but it was this moment on the soccer field that provided a much bigger audience for niko. two weeks ago, he scored his first varsity goal. with more than a million youtube hits, it might be the most famous high school soccer goal ever. >> reporter: what did your teammates say to you? >> nice goal. and i don't think it was my teammates thinking niko's got one leg and he just scored a goal on varsity. it was more like that was a nice goal. >> reporter: but isn't that exactly what you're looking for out of life? >> exactly. no pity, no differences, i just want to be seen as an equal. >> reporter: this past summer, niko made his debut for the u.s.
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amputee soccer team and now wants to take them to their world cup. >> i've got one leg. you get one life. do what you will. and i'm not going to let the hand i was dealt in life dictate what my life is going to be. >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news, concord, massachusetts. >> not complaining anymore. seth macfarlane, the creator of "family guy" is oscar bound. the 38-year-old has been tapped to host the academy awards next year. it's his first time hosting the show as part of an effort to attract younger viewers to the broadcast. macfarlane says his favorite oscar hosts are johnny carson and bob hope, and he's a fan of good old fashioned showmanship. sings sinatra pretty well, too. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," caroline kennedy. this is the "cbs morning news." caroline kennedy. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit,
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since the september 11 attacks, the u.s. has been building a global counterterrorism force in a secret facility outside washington. it's called the terrorist screening center, and no camera has been inside -- until now. bob orr was given top secret clearance and has this story. >> reporter: the terrorist screening center is home to the nation's top secret information on suspected terrorists. it's so sensitive, we were asked not to record any of the sounds inside this room. and we agreed to identify only director tim healy, a veteran fbi agent who oversees the terrorist watch list of 520,000 names. >> that could be a facilitator, it could be a bomber, could be a bomb maker, anybody. anybody connected to terrorism. >> reporter: this clearinghouse of terrorist information is used every day by tsa officers, border agents, and state, local, and federal law enforcement. >> if you're speeding, you get pulled over.
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they'll curry that name, and if they're encountering a known or suspected terrorist, it will pop up and say call the terrorist screening center. >> reporter: how often do these encounters say? >> we're averaging about 55 encounters with known or suspected terrorists every day. >> reporter: in most cases, the encounters do not lead to arrest but provide additional intelligence. >> location of where the guy is going, what he's doing. additional associates that the subject is hanging around. >> reporter: names are frequently added and subtracted, always in secret. healy also oversees the critical no-fly list. there are 20,000 people on the no-fly list. about 700 of them are americans. so there are people who live in this country who you have enough concerns about, they can't fly. >> yes. >> reporter: the data bases are not perfect. some innocent people have been kept off airplanes by mistake. one person who never made the no
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fly list, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. to keep his staff focused, around the complex, healy has displayed remnants from terror strikes, pieces from the uss cole, the oklahoma city federal building, and the world trade center. there's an antenna from the north tower, a steel beam bent by the impact of one of the hijacked planes. and this support section from the building's base. this is an iconic piece, instantly recognizable to anyone that's seen the world trade center picture. >> sure. >> reporter: and that was your point here. you wanted this to be in a stark in your face reminder. >> i said i want it smack dab in the middle of where the folks come in, so every single day they walk by this particular piece. >> reporter: for healy, failure is not an option. success here is measured by negatives, attacks that don't happen. bob orr, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local
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news on this this an update on the search for the american journalist who vanished while reporting in syria. we'll tell you about a new video that purports to show him and his captors. as always, appreciate you watching. i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. have a great day. a great day. ,,,,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, october 2nd. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 4:30. the oakland as exciting news. they are in the play-offs. >> they clinched their spot with a big winner over the rangers last night at the coliseum. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington at the coliseum in oakland where the team still has a little work

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